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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 15, 2011 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: update thread -- Japan's Nuclear 'accident'

Correct me if i am wrong but Chernobyl also had no outer containment so once it blew, everything was in the open. This is more like TMI on steroids as there are more reactors involved but there is also outer containment that has not been breached.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Mar 15, 2011 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Update, Retracted Statement and an Apology...

TMI 'roid rage is pretty accurate.

Chernobyl had no containment in the sense that Boiling Water Reactors like the Fukushima Daiichi complex do, but that is also consistent with graphite moderated reactor design. Ironically, Chernobyl was triggered by a reactor accident drill that went awry.

As far as containment at the Fukushima Daiichi plants.....

I don't have any hard data or sources to confirm, but I suspect the primary containment boundary of the #2 reactor has been compromised to the degree that far more radioactive material is coming from this reactor than the others.

This is a pretty bad situation, yet as bad as it is, it could still get worse.

And I have to be honest for all of you here - I need to retract my harsh indictment of Arnie Gunderson in an earlier post by Monte. I just got finished watching a BBC segment he was speaking on and I was wrong concerning his experience and qualifications. He knows what he is talking about.